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  • Photo: Richard Lea-Hair / Historic Royal Palaces

Over 800,000 ceramic poppies at the Tower

Installation at the Tower of London commemorates the First World War

Using the combined talents of ceramist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper, the Tower of London is home to 888,246 ceramic poppies – one for every British military fatality during the war. The first poppy was placed by Crawford Butler, one of the Tower’s Yeoman Warders on the 5 August, the 100th anniversary of Britain’s involvement in the First World War. The installation, titled Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, will be added to until the final poppy is put in place on Armistice Day, 11 November.

Each poppy is available for the public to buy for £25 plus P+P. 10% of each sale plus all net proceeds will be shares among six service charities.

www.hrp.org.uk/TowerofLondon

Photo: Richard Lea-Hair / Historic Royal Palaces

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